Tsuga canadensis May31

Tsuga canadensis

Tsuga canadensis Zachary Bos Published in Written River #10   Fresh griefs beat tranquilly, and loves and vows Grow green in your gray shadows. . . . —F.G. Tuckerman, Sonnet vii From the axis of         its shaggy body a cloud of dark birds         emerged, expanding to a rough sphere of...

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox May31

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox

How I Defied the White Man and Out-Foxed Fox Michael Engelhard Published in Written River #10   Here I sit, tied to the side of their barn, collar and chain rattling and rubbing me raw, while the Pale Faces are boiling up water to scald me with. How did I get myself into this bloody mess?...

The Salmon Forest May31

The Salmon Forest

The Salmon Forest Susan Double Published in Written River #10   Every thread of creation is held in position by still other strands of things living. —Don McClean, ‘Tapestry,’ 1969 She waits with a million others for the taste and smell of the coming rain. For years she has roamed the ocean,...

Tracking as a Way of Knowing May31

Tracking as a Way of Knowing

Tracking as a Way of Knowing   Sophia Sinopoulos-Lloyd   Published in Written River #10     I was introduced to wildlife tracking several years ago during an immersion course in wilderness survival in my home state of Vermont. My intention then was to push my pursuit of “ancestral skills”...

Rewilding Written River Feb23

Rewilding Written River

We are pleased to announce the release of this winter’s issue of Written River. The print edition will be made available soon. From our office in Massachusetts, we are buried under about eight feet of total snow accumulation this winter. I have, despite the cold, been warmed by the writing we...


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